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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through December 2018.

Imports: Twine, rope, cables

Twine, rope, cables, the No. 585 import by value totaled $35.05 million for the month of December, $321.71 million through December of 2018, and $312.99 million for all of 2017, the latest annual data available, according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by WorldCity. Need more details? Read more

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Top Sources

RankCountryYTD
1China$93.26 M
2Mexico$34.25 M
3Brazil$34.1 M
4Portugal$23.85 M
5Canada$15.57 M
6India$13.25 M
7Philippines$9.33 M
8Vietnam$8.49 M
9Czech Republic$8.4 M
10Austria$7.22 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $321.71 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $38,755,665
2Port of Los Angeles $32,167,596
3Port of Seattle, Wash. $19,760,738
4Port of Virginia $16,550,962
5Port of Houston $15,896,918
6Port of New Orleans $15,891,707
7Port of Long Beach $14,147,312
8Port of Baltimore, Md. $14,008,321
9El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $13,479,986
10Port of Savannah, Ga. $13,082,801

U.S. imports of Twine, rope, cables increased 2.79 percent through December to $321.71 million

U.S. imports of Twine, rope, cables increased 2.79 percent from $312.99 million to $321.71 million in 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 585 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 571 for the last full year with a total value of $312.99 million, a $19.45 million, 6.63 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Brazil, No. 4 Portugal and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Seattle, Wash., No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port of Houston.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Brazil, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Portugal and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Virginia, No. 4 Port of Seattle, Wash. and No. 5 Port of Houston.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $93,263,309
2Mexico $34,250,208
3Brazil $34,096,611
4Portugal $23,853,305
5Canada $15,566,588
6India $13,253,270
7Philippines $9,327,866
8Vietnam $8,492,873
9Czech Republic $8,397,578
10Austria $7,215,892

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New York City $8,996,086
2Boston $8,804,684
3New Orleans $8,054,835
4Seattle $7,569,780
5Los Angeles $6,823,269
6Chicago $6,366,288
7Baltimore $6,177,170
8Houston $5,909,260
9Jacksonville/Tampa $4,655,508
10Cleveland $4,529,926

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark fell 15.08 percent compared to last year to $38.76 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 10.73 percent compared to last year to $32.17 million.
  • Port of Seattle, Wash. rose 16.09 percent compared to last year to $19.76 million.
  • Port of Virginia fell 13.79 percent compared to last year to $16.55 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 3.05 percent compared to last year to $15.9 million.

There are several hundred airports, seaports and border crossings that handle international trade; they are, in turn, part of the roughly four dozen U.S. Customs districts.

Highlights for the top five foreign markets:

  • U.S. imports from No. 1 China increased $4.08 million, 4.57 percent, (28.99 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Mexico decreased $2.49 million, 6.78 percent, (10.65 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Brazil decreased $3.28 million, 8.78 percent, (10.6 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Portugal decreased $11.35 million, 32.24 percent, (7.41 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Canada increased $401,279, 2.65 percent, (4.84 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 62.49 percent of all these Twine, rope, cables imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $201.03 million of the $321.71 million total.

All totaled, 38.27 percent of all these Twine, rope, cables imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $123.13 million of the $321.71 million total